Political Compass Test

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    http://www.politicalcompass.org/

    Try this. It takes about 5 minutes. Fun, but answer honestly.

    I got: Economic Left/Right: 0.62
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.51
     
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    Did you forget a link? :D :confused:
     
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    Woops I did :eek: It's there now.
     
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    On the graph, my dot sits where Jacques Chiracs name is. Uh oh, LOL!! Who'd a thunk, lol!:p:
    Oh, forgot to add my numbers, lol
    Economic Left/Right: -1.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.77
     
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    Hey, I'm not Hitler:

    Your political compass
    Economic Left/Right: 5.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.49
     
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    Frankly, I don't care for the tone or the wording. It smells like a loaded poll to me.

    In 1995, when mean old Newt Gingrich was challenging government funding for PBS on the grounds that the network was - shall we say - less than objective (where on earth did he get THAT idea?), PBS conducted a poll. It was worded:

    "If funding for public television were stopped, who would suffer more - children or adults?"

    Isn't that lovely? That's like asking a man if he's still beating his wife. It's a no-win question. Had PBS really given a damn about people's opinions, they would have asked something like, "If PBS funding were cut, would children and adults suffer, A) a lot, B) not much, or, C) not at all?". But, no - they weren't interested in actual information. They posed a loaded question in order to obtain a predetermined result. Whether or not there would be "suffering" was never even debated - that was a given. And, for added, chilling effect, they employed the time-honored liberal gambit of raising the horrible specter of (sob) suffering children (this - from the same people who so passionately defend partial-birth abortion). An independent polling firm, in a scathing summary of the PBS poll, said, "This is the kind of thing that gives polling a bad name."

    Whoever posted this test (sorry, - I've forgotten your handle), if I'm being overly suspicious, I apologize. A lifetime of dealing with the malodorous tripe of the mainstream American press has left me with a very sensitive nose.
     
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    MY political compass
    Economic Left/Right: 3.00
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.62

    Paul Martin


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    I'm with you music. It was clear to me that some of the questions were loaded.

    Has anybody taken their Iconochasms test?
     
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    Me and Tony Blair... :)
     
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    economic left/right-- 2.12
    social libertarian/authoritarian--- -0.82

    hell--no one is in my quadrant !
     
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    Economic Left/Right: -1.25
    Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.77

    Hey, Hannitized...we're just about the same! But if you look at the graph closely, the actual dot for Chirac is in the right side...we're closer to Pope John Paul II!

    -Douglas
     

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